UPDATE: HBO’s CEO Applauds Spoof By Newbie Scribes: Video

UPDATE, 12:25 PM: HBO CEO Richard Plepler says he thought the video spoof by scribes Jim Mahoney and Zach Lewis “was funny” and “a nice compliment”. Speaking to Huffington Post while in Paris this week, Plepler said “If you’re on Saturday Night Live or parodied on Facebook you know you’re part of the cultural landscape” and the video indicates that HBO is “part of the global conversation”. “The guys who did this did great work. I laughed. I take it in the same manner in which it was intended, with a lot of humor,” Plepler said. (Watch the short after the jump.)

PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE: When you are a new writing team trying to sell a spec, your priority is 1) to get noticed, and 2) don’t alienate anyone powerful. Well, Jim Mahoney & Zach Lewis have at least accomplished the first part. Their APA agents and Luber Roklin are out with the spec script Harry Schmerler’s Sex Tape. They have also released the Alberto Belli-directed short film, called It’s Not Porn, It’s HBO. (more…)

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